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Severe diaper rash - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are uthere?
User :   My daughter just developed a severe diaper rash. Her privates are swollen and some spots are a little bloody.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   the inside of her privates are very raw and red. i used a and d ointment but is it right?
User :   it just started about an hour ago. i have changed about 4 or 5 diapers before that and she was fine
Doctor :   its called napkin dermatitis

User :   from the wipes?
Doctor :   diaper must have acted like a irritant
User :   so what should i do?
Doctor :   Irritant diaper dermatitis develops when skin is exposed to prolonged wetness,
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   The most effective treatment, although not always the most practical one, is to discontinue use of diapers, allowing the affected skin to air out.
Doctor :   or u can use oil based protectants
Doctor :   or barrier cream
Doctor :   cod liver oil
User :   so would using the A&D ointment be ok for this?
Doctor :   in extreme cases u can

Doctor :   is the rash severe
User :   yes its every where that the diaper is
Doctor :   in that acse vitamin mght not just help
Doctor :   u can use
Doctor :   Boudreaux's Butt Paste
Doctor :   Keeping the baby's skin clean is considered another important factor in treatment.

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